LEWISTON — Humans aren’t the only ones facing the vaccination question. State veterinarians are urging horse owners to have their animals vaccinated against a recent outbreak of West Nile virus — a potentially fatal disease for horses.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling on federal land managers to conduct an investigation to determine how many of the wild horses captured on public lands in the U.S. West end up at slaughterhouses.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal land managers have begun efforts to capture about 50% more horses than they originally planned this year on rangeland across the West because of severe drought conditions.

Western/Cowboy dressage offers riders a unique way to improve communication with their equine partners.

Horse tack and accessories may look interchangeable to the outside observer but saddles, bridles and bits are as unique as each equine and owner.

I always have my horses’ shoes pulled before there is a risk of them slipping on the ice. A friend lost her precious mare because the horse ran across a patch of ice in the pasture, slipped and broke her leg.

We usually get our first, hard freeze in October. Thirty days after that freeze is when fall worming is required in horses.

Trail riding can be the epitome of social distancing so there’s no need to forgo that activity this year.

CHALLIS — The Bureau of Land Management Challis Field Office placed 54 wild horses into private care over the past weekend. Adopters traveled from as far as Utah and Bonners Ferry, braving cold temperatures to take home a Challis wild horse.

This column is dedicated to Nya Bates, an Idaho horsewoman who changed the lives of people and horses from California to Tennessee and from Florida to New England, as well as offering vital teachings to literally hundreds of horses and humans in the Gem State.

One of the reasons the Nez Percé warriors were so effective against the U.S. cavalry during the legendary Nez Percé war lead by Chief Joseph was their distinctive horse, the Appaloosa. Named after the Palouse River, it was selectively bred by the Nez Percé for speed and endurance. Their beau…

RENO, Nev. — Congress is closer to approving a contentious wild horse initiative backed by national animal welfare groups and the livestock industry but condemned by leaders of the largest and oldest coalition of mustang advocates in the West.

West Nile virus has been confirmed this summer in mosquitoes and birds in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming, putting humans, horses and other animals at risk.

I’m finally restocking my horse trailer for the summer’s trail rides. Each year I follow a check list of necessities and possibilities to be prepared for whatever surprises each situation presents. I’ve learned the necessity of several of these items because I was out in the middle of nowher…

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MIDDLETON — The Idaho Youth Ranch’s equine therapy program, which helps children to process anxiety and trauma by working with horses, has built up a waiting list of about 60 children.

RENO, Nev. — Animal welfare groups have reached a milestone agreement with ranching interests they say would save wild mustangs from slaughter but the compromise has opened a nasty split among horse protection advocates.

A chance meeting at a Kentucky cattle sale launched Blackfoot resident John Andersen, owner of Triple Crown Genetics and a partner in WinStar Genetics, from a Kentucky Derby racing fan to a shareholder of California Chrome, the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner and America’s second-ri…

Living with and working with horses can be an enjoyable and exciting lifestyle, and it brings specific responsibilities. Owners are responsible for knowing and adhering to the laws governing the health and safety of each horse they transport.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has agreed to resume a birth control project for a herd of free-roaming mustangs on a range near Reno and horse advocates are looking forward to getting back to their work in the field.

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — When Cody Haeck got off from his graveyard shift at Church and Dwight on Saturday morning, he didn’t head to his home north of Rock Springs to rest. Instead, he made a spontaneous decision to go check out the wild horses available at the adoption event going on at the ho…

BOISE (BLM) — The federal Bureau of Land Management will conduct its annual public hearing Thursday to discuss the use of motorized vehicles and aircraft in the monitoring and management of wild horses on public lands.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Bound for a slaughterhouse less than a year ago, Rescued Performance Machine — RPM for short — rose to stardom earlier this month at the Horse World Expo.

Jessy Wanner and his team, Hadtobenuts Bob and First Element placed second in the World Chariot Racing competition held last weekend in Ogden, Utah.

BOISE — It wasn’t raining cats and dogs, but the precipitation added to the skittishness of some other four-legged animals. On Sunday, a half-dozen wild horse weanlings went through their paces in a steady drizzle with an intermittent downpour or two.